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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan Urges President Trump to Visit Lordstown

December 7, 2018
Press Release

Youngstown, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today formally invited President Donald Trump to visit Lordstown and the other communities impacted by General Motors’ decision to idle several North America plants. The letter was signed by Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-13), Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Rep. Joyce Beatty (OH-03) and Rep.-Elect Andy Levin (MI-09).

“Respectfully, we invite you to join us to visit the Lordstown Assembly, Warren Transmission, Brownstown Battery, Baltimore Operations and Detroit-Hamtramck plants, to meet the workers who will soon receive pink slips. This idling will impact over 14,000 workers, including the layoff of 3,300 production workers in the United States and 2,500 in Canada, and another 8,000 salaried employees,” the Members wrote.

“We urge your Administration’s intervention in every manner possible to seek both short and long term remedies for these workers, the auto-part supplies that will also be impacted, and the communities sure to be severely impacted by these job losses,” the Members continued.

“Our communities need deliverance on your promises to invest in and restore America’s manufacturing might and to put an end to the outsourcing of American jobs. We will work with you and your Administration to reinvest and modernize American auto manufacturing. Thank you for review of this urgent request,” the Members concluded.

Read the full letter here.

The letter comes after the Members held a press conference on November 29 and issued a call for immediate action from President Trump. Watch that press conference here.

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